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Title:The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: an update
Author:Mezmur, Benyam D.
Year:2006
Periodical:African Human Rights Law Journal
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:549-571
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
children's rights
Abstract:The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child is the first comprehensive regional children's rights treaty specifically dedicated to the protection of children in Africa. The implementation and monitoring of the Children's Charter is supervised by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The present article is an update on recent developments and activities of the Children's Committee. Focus is on the work it has undertaken from the time of its 5th meeting in Nairobi, Kenya (8 to 12 November 2004) up to its 7th meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (19-21 December 2005). It covers new committee members, the establishment of a secretariat, the role played by the Children's Committee in the monitoring and implementation of the provisions of the African Children's Charter (State reporting, consideration of communications, fact-finding mission to Northern Uganda), promotional activities, and the link between the Children's Committee and partners, donors and civil society. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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